Apex Magazine Issue #23, April 2011 by David Hebblethwaite

This issue contains two original stories and two reprints. Michael J. Deluca tells a tale from the early days of language, and considers the relative merits of life with or without words. Eugie Foster writes of a girl dealing with difficult circumstances, who may have to put herself first whatever the cost to herself or others. Mike Allen's... Continue Reading →

“Rogue of the Multiverse” by C.E.J. Pacian by Michael Hilborn

C.E.J. Pacian's "Rogue of the Multiverse", a delightful blend of comedy and science-fiction, demonstrates how good writing, endearing characters, and the incorporation of various game genres can help a title overcome what the IF community might normally consider flaws in implementation. Despite fairly linear gameplay and some outright bugs, "Rogue of the Multiverse" took third... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: (Global) Women in SF Round Table

I am delighted to introduce this week's original feature, a round table on women in SF, from a global perspective, with some of our favourite authors. Without further ado: (Global) Women in Science Fiction Round Table With: Aliette de Bodard (France), Joyce Chng (Singapore), Csilla Kleinheincz (Hungary), Kate Elliott (US), Karen Lord (Barbados), Ekaterina Sedia... Continue Reading →

Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, Volume 10 Issue 2, June 2011 by Alexandre Donald

“Rendered Down”, by Cory Skerry, is a modern selkie folktale. Miranda is a young woman who works at a clothing store in a mall. She is fat, and she doesn't like having to manage people's expectations, their fake sympathy, and the other consequences of being big. She wishes she was thinner, and wishes skinny cute... Continue Reading →

Developing Worlds: Beyond the Frontiers of Science Fiction

Over at legendary R.U. Sirius' blog, Acceler8or, Jonathan Dotse writes about Developing Worlds: Beyond the Frontiers of Science Fiction: Imagine a young African boy staring wide-eyed at the grainy images of an old television set tuned to a VHF channel; a child discovering for the first time the sights and sounds of a wonderfully weird... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs” by Lauren Beukes

South African author, winner of the recent Clarke Award,  Lauren Beukes' new story, "Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs" (originally published in South African anthology Home Away in 2010) is now available to read online at SFX Magazine: Unathi was singing karaoke when the creature attacked Tokyo. Or rather, she was about to sing karaoke. Was, in fact,... Continue Reading →

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